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TCV's conservation handbooks online

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TCV’s practical conservation handbooks are going online!

We are busy creating online versions of these fantastically practical guides to creating and managing many aspects of rural and urban green spaces.

They will be available for a very modest subscription. Once subscribed, you'll be able to login to access all ten handbooks and take them with you, wherever you go (* internet required for access).

Sign up to be the first to know when the handbooks are available online

We're aiming to have the handbooks available in the spring, although it's a huge undertaking, so please take the opportunity to sign up using the link above if you'd like us to let you know when they are available.

For many years, TCV’s Practical Conservation Handbooks have been the definitive ‘how to’ guides to managing the countryside and green spaces. They cover a wide range of subjects, the titles of which are:

  • Sand Dunes
  • Hedging
  • Fencing
  • Toolcare
  • Footpaths
  • Tree planting and Aftercare
  • Woodlands
  • Waterways and Wetlands
  • Dry Stone Walling
  • The Urban Handbook

There are 10 handbooks in total, each clearly illustrated and laid out in a step-by-step format. Each one includes a comprehensive introduction to the subject as well as chapters on design, management, maintenance, safety, equipment, planning, planting... and so on, depending on the subject at hand. The handbooks were first published in the 1980s and have been updated more recently.

The books are still be available to buy in print form